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Last Edited by slayers750 September 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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Different types of clearance:

1. The kind with official CVS tags on the shelves. These are usually found in many stores.
2. The kind on an endcap or special table and often have green stickers on them. These are usually specific to that store. Sometimes the discontinued items will show up at other stores with these stickers, too.

Post your finds, with as much info as possible including where you found them (on the shelf or in another place in the store). If you know of any coupons to use on the clearance items, post those too.

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Last Edited by schnauzermomma March 13, 2009 at 08:43 AM
Please no OT.

This will not cover the weekly deals. See the individual threads for each week.

Different types of clearance:
1. The kind with official CVS tags on the shelves. These are usually found in many stores. Here's great detail from CVS-er here: (Please rep, this is good info to have!)

CVS has 5 stages that their clearance products go through. Four of these stages are marked by 4 seperate tags, which are the yellow tags that say CLEARANCE on them. A store may hit all 5 stages, or skip ahead to any of the further stages at any time. This decision is usually up to the store manager. Also, sometimes the item may skip ahead stages (aka get marked down further) but the staff hasn't had a chance to put out the tag reflecting the latest stage yet. (This happens at my store a lot, because we are very busy & understaffed.) The 5 stages are:

STAGE 1 - yellow tag that simply reads "CLEARANCE" (item is still full price, the tag is just alerting you that the item is being discontinued. For you guys, its an alert to keep an eye on this item as it reaches the further markdown stages)
STAGE 2 - yellow tag that reads "CLEARANCE 25% OFF - YOU PAY $X.XX" (item is now 25% off original price)
STAGE 3 - yellow tag that reads "CLEARANCE 50% OFF - YOU PAY $X.XX" (item is now 50% off original price)
STAGE 4 - yellow tag that reads "CLEARANCE 75% OFF - YOU PAY $X.XX" (item is now 75% off original price
STAGE 5 - items removed from shelf and placed in the designated general clearance area (item is now 90% off original price)[/

2. The kind on an endcap or special table and often have green stickers on them. These are usually specific to that store. Sometimes the discontinued items will show up at other stores with these stickers, too.
Post your finds, with as much info as possible including where you found them (on the shelf or in another place in the store). If you know of any coupons to use on the clearance items, post those too.


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#4351
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Anyone else impatiently waiting for x-mas 75% clearance? I have a store that has 3 Panettone's and I really, really want to get them for my mom..... Argh! I just know I'm gonna miss it by a few hours, too Frown
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btw, the holiday clearance seems to be weird....as though they brought stuff out from the back for the first time this season and/or stuff that's old stock, like the presto hamburger griddles

i'm undecided if i really wanna get that cotton candy machine... head say no/heart says yes laugh out loud Help
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#4352
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btw, the holiday clearance seems to be weird....as though they brought stuff out from the back for the first time this season and/or stuff that's old stock, like the presto hamburger griddles

i'm undecided if i really wanna get that cotton candy machine... head so no/heart says yes laugh out loud Help

I'd get that cotton candy machine in a heartbeat LMAO I scanned one of the crockpots that was on a regular shelf and it was ringing 50% at 14.99. These would be great gifts at 75%.
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I'd get that cotton candy machine in a heartbeat LMAO I scanned one of the crockpots that was on a regular shelf and it was ringing 50% at 14.99. These would be great gifts at 75%.
YES! a gift. that's what i'll tell myself Embarrassment laugh out loud
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#4354
My CVS had the small trial size bottles of Axe shampoo for 25 cents, I got 8 for free since I had a $2 off any Axe hair care purchase from the red machine last week that has no size restrictions.
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YES! a gift. that's what i'll tell myself Embarrassment laugh out loud
I have that particular cotton candy machine and have won "The Best Mom of the Year" award with it several times!! For about $5 at GFS, you can get a half-gallon container of flossing sugar and keep it closed securely and it will last at least a year in good conditions. It is always a hit when people are over! DO IT!!!!
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If you see a lady digging through a bag of coupons, muttering to herself, accompanied by two screaming children, wandering around CVS for hours upon end--that's most likely me.
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#4356
Hm, another store is 75% off, bought a bunch of fun stuff!

A totally different store was 50% off, overheard the manager tell a customer that yesterday it was 75% off, but he was told to change it back. You could tell he wasn't happy about keeping the stuff around.

Third store, that has been at 75% off for several days had no wrapping paper out any more. I like to get the paper 90% off, so 75% off was too rich for my blood. I guess I am not getting any unless another store keeps theirs long enough to hit 90% off.
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A totally different store was 50% off, overheard the manager tell a customer that yesterday it was 75% off, but he was told to change it back. You could tell he wasn't happy about keeping the stuff around.
Similar story at my closest store. The manager there put all Christmas stuff at 75% off the day AFTER Christmas!! I went in that day not planning to buy anything until it dropped further, but I bought a cart-ful when I realized. SM said he just wanted it all gone and didn't want to box stuff up and put it in the back.
The 24-hr store down the street started at 50%, then dropped to 75% a few days later.

This week, though, BOTH stores are back up to 50% off. AM said they got an email saying to mark it back up to 50% and leave it there.


Also, keep an eye on the deodorant section. Lots of things (small right guard gels, speed stick, degree body spray--not the one that was already marked down, a new one) are now marked 25% off. hopefully there's some left by the time it gets to 75%. and there are MQs for $2/2 Right Guard on coupons.com right now
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#4358
I went today hoping for 75%off for ornaments, and barely at 50% off. So lame! Oh well. If I miss it I miss it. Would prefer it at 90% off but I seem to miss that.

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#4359
Super lame is the above is true for my CVS's. I was hoping to wait long enough to ensure they'd all be caught up and at 75% off, but now I probably waited to long if they went back to 50%. IMO 50 isn't even that good of a deal, you can usually find it on any given week with "buy 1 get 1" deals or regular sales.
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#4360
Austin area stores seem to be cleaning out their "hispanic food" section. Lots of rice, beans, salsa, vemicelli, jalapenos, chicken bouillon, etc at 75% in one store and 50% in another.

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Hm, another store is 75% off, bought a bunch of fun stuff!

A totally different store was 50% off, overheard the manager tell a customer that yesterday it was 75% off, but he was told to change it back. You could tell he wasn't happy about keeping the stuff around.

Third store, that has been at 75% off for several days had no wrapping paper out any more. I like to get the paper 90% off, so 75% off was too rich for my blood. I guess I am not getting any unless another store keeps theirs long enough to hit 90% off.
Ack! I guess I need to check on the store that was 50% yesterday. Where did you find your recent 75%? PM me if you'd like. wave
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#4361
Simple Moisturizers on clearance at 75% at my stores--unmarked at most.

Simple Light Moisturizer 4.2 oz $3.32
Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream 1.7 oz $3.32

I get my 1/6 RP early and there are $3/1 qs in there with a limit of two per person per transaction. After Beauty Club kick-back free moisturizers!!
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#4362
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Simple Moisturizers on clearance at 75% at my stores--unmarked at most.

Simple Light Moisturizer 4.2 oz $3.32
Simple Vital Vitamin Day Cream 1.7 oz $3.32

I get my 1/6 RP early and there are $3/1 qs in there with a limit of two per person per transaction. After Beauty Club kick-back free moisturizers!!
I think thiere is an ECB on simple next week. I was watching the ones in my store to see if they will count.
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i'm undecided if i really wanna get that cotton candy machine... head say no/heart says yes laugh out loud Help
thank you & reps for help

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got it, last one in 3 store radius. still 50% off yet i used date coded product q's + misc holiday q's + gb tag q. so better than 75% off.

company rep said it's good on any granulated sugar. 1 tbsp sugar is <50 kcals, no fat, no added sodium woot

store mgr said doesn't expect 75% off until 1/13 Frown
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I think thiere is an ECB on simple next week. I was watching the ones in my store to see if they will count.
Guess we will know Saturday night when I try
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#4365
I was told that Sunday my 2 stores in SWNY would be going to 75%...by the looks of their inventory remaining it appears that they haven't hit 75% yet.
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